horse behaviour

Horse Vocalization

What is in a Whinny?

When horses talk, we listen but how good are we at deciphering what they have to say?  According to a recently published study (Nov 2021) by Dr. Katrina Merkies, researcher and associate professor at the University of Guelph, and her master student Haley Belliveau, we are faring well.  Using an online survey, participants categorized 32…

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Equine Student Creates Positive “Ripples”

Originally Posted on Tuesday March 22, 2022  One of the main goals of the University of Guelph’s Equine Studies Online program is for students to take what they’ve learned and apply it in the real world to create sustainable change. For current equine student Holly Gillman, this goal has already been achieved through her ongoing work with…

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Stop Think Act this Canadian Agricultural Safety Week!

The third week of March (Mar 14 – 20, 2021) is Canadian Agricultural Safety Week (CASW) – a public awareness campaign focusing on the importance of farm safety. #AgSafeCanada. Workplace Safety & Prevention Services has many ways to help you promote farm safety in your community with its range of programs to help farm-related organizations,…

Comparing Equid Skulls for Insight into Behavioural Differences

In a recent study, researchers literally get inside the heads of horses and donkeys, looking for relationships between skull morphology and temperament.  Such studies have been conducted in different dog breeds, but little is known when it comes to equids. Associate professor and University of Guelph researcher Dr. Katrina Merkies collaborated on a project with professor…

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Free Youth Horse Behaviour and Safety Course to begin this November!

Missing the excitement leading up to the Royal Winter Fair?  Us too!  Equine Guelph and its safety partners have come up with a way for all the horse crazy youth to keep fuelling their passion to learn more about their favourite animal.  Instead of setting up the immensely popular EquiMania! display this November, Equine Guelph is setting up…

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Early and Extended Access to ONLINE Horse Behaviour and Safety Course for Youth & Adults

Equine Guelph Online Equine Community Responds to Industry Request During COVID-19 Are you succeeding in keeping yourself and the kids busy during self-isolation and social distancing? The Ontario Government has enacted a Declaration of Emergency to Protect the Public, and this includes the closure of riding facilities. As the challenges of this pandemic continue, we are all looking for…